Slice-and-Bake Raisin-Filled Cookies

  • Yield: 5 dozens
  • Prep: 1 hour
  • Cook: 8 to 10 minutes

These filled cookies do not need to be rolled out. They are rolled into a roll, refrigerated and then sliced. They are moist and delicious. My family really love them.


2cups shortening
2cups granulated sugar
1cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2tablespoons milk
2teaspoons vanilla
6 1/2cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon salt
1/4cup granulated sugar
2tablespoons all-purpose flour
1package raisins
1cup water
1tablespoon vinegar
1teaspoon vanilla


  1. To prepare cookies, combine shortening and sugars. Beat well. Add eggs one a a time. Add milk. Beat well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda ands alt. Beat into shortening mixture a little at a time.
  3. Roll in 4 (2-inch diameter) rolls. Chill at least 2 hours.
  4. To prepare filling, combine sugar and flour. 
  5. Combine raisins, water, vinegar and vanilla in a saucepan. Stir in sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Let cool completely.
  6. To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Slice dough rolls  ¼ inch thick. Spoon  a scant teaspoon of filling on half the slices. Top with remaining cookie slices. Bake 8 to 10 minutes . Do not over bake.